A regular polygon is a zonogon if and only if it has an even number of sides. Thus, the square, regular hexagon, and regular octagon are all zonogons. The four-sided zonogons are the square, the rectangles, the rhombi, and the parallelograms.
Tiling and equidissection
The four-sided and six-sided zonogons are parallelogons, able to tile the plane by translated copies of themselves, and all convex parallelogons have this form.
Every -sided zonogon can be tiled by four-sided zonogons. In this tiling, there is one four-sided zonogon for each pair of slopes of sides in the -sided zonogon. At least three of the zonogon's vertices must be vertices of only one of the four-sided zonogons in any such tiling. For instance, the regular octagon can be tiled by two squares and four 45° rhombi.
Zonogons are the two-dimensional analogues of three-dimensional zonohedra and higher-dimensional zonotopes. As such, each zonogon can be generated as the Minkowski sum of a collection of line segments in the plane. If no two of the generating line segments are parallel, there will be one pair of parallel edges for each line segment. Every face of a zonohedron is a zonogon, and every zonogon is the face of at least one zonohedron, the prism over that zonogon. Additionally, every planar cross-section through the center of a centrally-symmetric polyhedron (such as a zonohedron) is a zonogon.
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